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Feb 18, 2016

Spring break in Annapolis

Gov. Larry Hogan angered lawmakers by comparing their attendance of the 90-day General Assembly to a rowdy college spring break.

May 20, 2015

Mikulski walks back comments on riot

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is walking back comments she made Wednesday morning in which she called the riots and acts of vandalism and property destruction last month as “a disturbance.” Mikulski made the comments during an interview on WBAL radio about the federal response to the civil unrest that resulted in a state of emergency […]

Jan 12, 2015

WBAL news director leaving to run North Carolina station

Michelle Butt, news director at WBAL-TV and WBAL Radio, is leaving Baltimore to become president and general manager of another Hearst Television station, WXII in North Carolina, Hearst announced Monday. Butt became WBAL-TV’s news director in 2003 and added radio to her responsibilities in 2013. Before coming to WBAL, Butt was news director for three […]

Apr 9, 2014

Hearst TV, Dish Network reach accord

Hearst Television Inc., the parent company of WBAL-TV 11 in Baltimore, said Wednesday it had reached a retransmission consent agreement with Dish Network covering carriage of Dish signals to Hearst Television stations in its 25 markets.

Jul 17, 2013

Pipkin: Some gun bill opponents weren’t registered voters

The Senate minority leaders says people upset with policies advanced by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and the legislature's Democratic majority need to make sure they can participate in elections.

Apr 11, 2013

WBAL’s Ron Smith to be honored for journalism

WBAL’s Ron Smith is being posthumously inducted into the Maryland DC Delaware Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Smith, the longtime radio station host best known as the “Voice of Reason,” died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer. He’ll be honored April 22 at the annual convention of the MDCD Broadcasters Association in Ellicott City. The association […]

Aug 31, 2012

Fence in place at site of train derailment

ELLICOTT CITY — Authorities have installed a fence and police have increased patrols near the site of a fatal train derailment. A fence is at the top of the stairs leading to the elevated tracks over Main Street. Two young women were sitting on the edge of a downtown train bridge when 21 cars derailed, […]

Jul 18, 2012

Pro-casino radio campaign continues

As General Assembly leadership inches toward what may be (finally) a final resolution to this year’s seemingly never-ending gambling expansion debate, the pro-gambling interest groups fighting the war through advertising debuted a new radio spot Wednesday morning. “There’s no more time to waste,” the ad begins. And it’s right — lawmakers must pass legislation al[...]

Dec 20, 2011

Ron Smith, WBAL’s ‘Voice of Reason,’ dies at 70

WBAL-AM’s Ron Smith, the long-time talk-show host known as “The Voice of Reason,” has died. He was 70. The Baltimore radio station says Smith died Monday night at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa., surrounded by his wife and family. Smith told listeners in October that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He announced on […]

Jul 15, 2011

Top 5: ‘We serve at the pleasure of the commission’

WBAL’s Mark Miller announced this week that he would be retiring after 32 years and the traffic plans surrounding Baltimore’s Grand Prix race are starting to take shape in the final months before it comes to town. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. New restaurant at Chesapeake site should open […]

Jul 12, 2011

WBAL news director Mark Miller leaving after nearly 32 years

Mark Miller, the longtime news director at WBAL Radio, will resign by the end of July after nearly 32 years on the job. “It’s a good thing,” Miller said. “I had a really good career with the company and the station for 32 years, which in broadcasting is virtually unheard of. I worked at one […]

May 4, 2011

Ticket story picks up speed

Maybe I should start calling myself James Liskow’s agent. Liskow is the Bowie lawyer I wrote about in Tuesday’s paper who beat a speed camera ticket. His feat got him on WBAL radio in the morning and spots on the evening news in Washington and Baltimore. He does a much better job explaining his story […]

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